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News and Views from the December 16, 2019 BOE Meeting

On December 16, Dr. Burton and the Board of Education:

  • Congratulated Glenwood First Grader, Yunoo Jang, for his first place-winning poster in the annual contestrun by the School Transportation Supervisors of New Jersey.
  • Presented the semi-annual Residency Update
  • Said farewell and thank you to Emily Jaffe for her service to the district and community during her six years on the Board of Education.
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Superintendent's Report

Dr. Burton addressed the following topics in her Superintendent's Report:

    • C&MP Update:

--Ms. Jaffe and I continued the roadshow to PTO and Faculty meetings to share the infographic answer questions. The responses were positive as the audiences understand the merits in the new financial mindset for capital projects.

--Ms. Jaffe and I will be presenting at the Township Committee meeting tomorrow

--We are putting together a series of videos about C&MP to be posted in January.

    • Start Time Update:

    Subcommittee co-chairs met last week for an update on their work and to discuss potential start time options. All of the potential start time ideas will be presented to the Board, staff, students and the parents with the rationale for each of the options.

    • Caring Kids Holiday Project

    This year Caring Kids annual Holiday Gift Drive for the NJ Regional Day School in Newark, provided holiday gifts for special needs children and families with over 1,400 gifts, 125 pairs of shoes and just over $4,800 in supermarket gift cards.

  • Thank YOU!
  • Thanks to all who have donated to the many gift drives going on in our schools and to the Millburn Police department’s annual Toys for Tots campaign and other efforts to give this holiday season.

    I want to wish everyone warm holiday wishes and a Happy New Year!

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Assistant Superintendent's Report


Today, Cole Callahan from the Garden State Equality provided training specifically geared for administrators. The training helped the administrators understand the who, what, why, and how surrounding the LGBTQ youth and creating safe and affirming spaces for them. She covered the upcoming LGBTQ Inclusive Curriculum Law and what it is to be included.


Dr. Joshi completed her fourth day of training the second cohort of teachers from all levels K-12. She will return to train another cohort of approximately 40 staff members this winter. In addition, she will work with teachers this spring in culturally relevant teaching and anti-bias/social justice curriculum development. Dr. Joshi will be presenting, “Where We’ve Been and Where We Are Going: Race, Immigration and Citizenship” for parents on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. The event will be held from 7-9 PM at the Millburn High School Auditorium. The snow date will be February 4, 2020. All are encouraged and welcome to attend!

I hope everyone has a restful and joyous break with family and friends.

Comments & Questions

Public comments were made in appreciation of the dedication of retiring Board members Emily Jaffe and John Westfall-Kwong.

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